England’s first natural World Heritage site, and named the Jurassic Coast, the coastline from Exmouth in East Devon to Swanage in Dorset has a wonderful variety of south facing beaches, from the two miles of golden sands at Exmouth to the red sandstone of Sidmouth, the white cliffs of Beer, and the wonderful collection of fossils at Lyme Regis. There is a beach to suit all ages and tastes, and the details below can help you make your choice.
The striking Exmouth coastline. Visitors to the stunning coastline that is the Jurassic – or World Heritage – Coast, England’s only natural world heritage site stretching for 95 miles from Swanage in the east to Orcombe Point in Exmouth in the west, take a walk through time as the slope of the rock strata reveal 185 million years of the earth’s geological history, covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Whether you are a local or a visitor, you can be sure of the best advice at East Devon's Tourist Information Centres (TICs). TICs are run by friendly, experienced staff who know the local area really well and often have extra knowledge you won't find in guide books. The centres don't just provide information, they also offer a wide range of services, and are able to help you with:
East Devon is a beautiful place to visit and has a wealth of beautiful countryside and coastal scenery. With top events and lots of activities throughout the year, there is something for the whole family.
Use our online guide to discover top towns and villages, plan family days out with the What's On Guide, visit stunning beaches and find out a bit more about local history.